Yesterday I had one of my grandsons and his friend come for the day to help me get the yard and garden ready for winter. I had a big list. By 4:00 pm we had everything done! I was one happy grandpa! Usually I have this done doing piece by piece, but being gone for two weeks in the fall put all of it into a more pressing timeframe. I love my grandkids, and when they help like yesterday it just shows what a blessing they are.
As I was journaling this morning I was hit with the importance of God’s Spoken Word–The Bible. In Hebrews 4:12 it says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” I lived a long time reading God’s Word and sometimes having it speak to me through an individual scripture. Often though I’d read day after day and simply log another day in my journal . I hate to admit it, but I’d often find more meaning from the devotional I’d read. This has truly shifted for me.
Today I read the devotional to know what God’s Word has said to another man. The Bible reading is God desiring to speak directly to me. The difference for me is my finally beginning to awaken to God’s Spirit. God is Spirit. His Word is Spirit in writing. No wonder it is said to be alive and active! I’m even awakening more also the the fact that worship music is a means of communication for God’s Word. Music goes deeply into my soul allowing God’s Word to penetrate more than just to my mind. It is as though it is oxygen to the roots of my spirit. I have never, until of late, appreciated my spirit like I am learning to do now. God being Spirit communicates best to us when our own spirit is awake to His Own Spirit within us. In 45 more minutes I get to practice for the worship service we have at 9:00 am. I’m already excited to let God’s Spirit speak through us. What a privilege we have in getting to worship freely our God, Lord, Savior and King through His and our spirit and conveying the message through music.